Club Championship Rants

In scorching conditions 49 members played in the Club Championship.  The greens staff produced the course in the very best of conditions given the horrendous winter we have experienced.  The greens were just below 10 on the stimpmeter and rolling true.  The vast majority of members were most laudable about the course but a small minority did have a moan, but they also shot at least one round in the 80’s!  Two sub 80 rounds qualified for the knock out phase.

The Strokeplay Championship was won by Mark Lewis with a morning round of 73 and an afternoon round of 71.  He narrowly beat Jordan Price-Davies by a single shot. Jordan scored 72 in the morning and 73 in the afternoon.  The first round leader Brian Rigby was unable to produce his morning form shooting 77 in the afternoon, finishing in fourth place.  Brian is unable to compete in the knock out phase due to work commitments so Colin Toshack in ninth place will fill the final place.

Full Gross results

1.  Mark Lewis 73+71=144
2.  Jordan Price-Davies 72+73=145
3.  Nick Grimmitt 75+73=148
4.  Brian Rigby 71+77=148
5.  Chris Payne 72+79=151
6.  Roger Boyle 76+77=153
7.  Martin Price 75+78=153
8.  Ian Jones 76+79=155
9.  Colin Toshack 77+82=159
10. Jay Morris 81+79=160

The draw for the quarter final’s as follows:-

Mark Lewis v Colin Toshack
Chris Payne v Roger Boyle
Jordan Price-Davies v Ian Jones
Nick Grimmitt v Martin Price

The Strokeplay Nett prize was won by 3 shots by Wayne Blatchford beating Scott Levy and Roger Boyle.  There were some great net scores and handicap reductions were rife after the event.  Another great performance was that of James Price, he came 7th in the net at the ripe old age of 14!

This weekend also sees the semi-final and final of the Glamorganshire Shield and the Rugby Shield.  The draws for both are below.

Glamorganshire Shield

Dave Carey v Dafydd Harris
Darrell Hamonda v Pete Goodfellow

Rugby Shield

Ian Dodd v Brian Barton
Pete Hurley v John Francis

The Ladies have their Championship semi’s and final this weekend along with the Piddocke Cup.

Finally, Richard Cardus and Wayne Blatchford are progressing nicely in the Trilby Tour Regional Qualifiers. They have already won two qualifiers and they are playing at home on Saturday morning, so don a Trilby and come down and support them.

It sounds a manic weekend in the club but there are plenty of gaps for social golf so come down and support or play.

Good luck to all this weekend.

Oh I almost forgot, one of our competitive dads had a bit of a fall recently, I now know why his rugby career was so short, I think he should stick to golf!

Happy Golfing

Leon Reece
Match Captain


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